GANDHARA ART


1179   Schist OIL LAMP
           Gandhara 
            III-IV centuries A. D.

Large sized tear drop shaped lamp with three lotus bud side handles: two opposed and one at the round end. Top edge decorated with incised lines bisected by one line along the perimeter. Intact, soil deposits.  
L. 7" (17.7 cm), H. 1.9" (4.7 cm).
For similar see: Ashraf Khan M. Gandhara. Geography, Antiquity, Art& Personalities. Islamabad, 2004, p. 45.
$ 375

 

 

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1178   Schist toilet tray
           Gandhara
           I century A. D.

Shallow stone dish divided in half by a diametrical ridge. One half contains a carved image of a crouching dragon in left profile. The other half used to hold toiletry material. The perimeter and diametrical divider decorated with carved zigzag. Fragment missing, otherwise intact. Soil deposits. 
D. 4.2" (10.6 cm), H. 0.7" (1.8 cm).
For similar see: Ashraf Khan M. Gandhara. Geography, Antiquity, Art& Personalities. Islamabad, 2004, p. 8.
$ 450

 

 

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1248   GREY Schist BUDDHA
           GANDHARA
           II-III century A. D.
Fragment of a panel carved in deep relief, Buddha's head framed by projecting molding  with a pattern of hatched lines above and a chevron motif below. His oval face carved with long almond-shaped eyes and pursed lips, his hair arranged in incised ridges terminating in a domed ushnisha.  Missing the tip of the nose. Comes with the custom stand.
H. 5.6" (14.2 cm).
$ 850

 

 

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1234   GREY Schist Bodhisattva
           GANDHARA
           II-III century A. D.
Fragment of a panel carved in deep relief, Bodhisattva's head framed by a fragmentary halo
. The head of the bodhisattva slightly turned to his left shoulder, his long hair arranged in strands and secured with a jeweled band. Ears decorated with large earrings.
Missing the tip of the nose. Comes with the custom stand.
H. 3.8" (9.7 cm)..  
$ 550

 

 

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1246   GREEN PHYLLITE CUP
           GANDHARA
           II-IV century A. D.
Thick-walled body widening towards rim, ground flat on top; solid disc-like base. Three shallow wheel-incisions below rim and two on the rim. Intact.
H. 1.3" (3.4 cm), D. 1.7" (4.3 cm).  
$ 200

 

 

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1247   GREEN PHYLLITE BOWL
           GANDHARA
           II-IV century A. D.
Shallow bowl with broad
rounded rim and small flat bottom. The interior carved with concentrical circles in center, incised bands of chevron and garland. Raised large six-petal flower on the exterior bottom. Rim is chipped, otherwise intact.
H. 0.6" (1.5 cm), D. 2.2" (5.7 cm).  
$ 200
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